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Sargent and Monet

We are lucky that Sargent (along with Monet and so many of their artist contemporaries) lived in a time of hand-written letters, many with sketches included, revealing interesting insights into their lives. A recent exhibition titled “Your Sincerely, John S. Sargent” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston included a selection of correspondence, drawings and photographs by and about John Singer Sargent, including fifteen letters exchanged between Sargent and his good friend, Claude Monet.
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Attachment

A couple of days ago I opened my e-mail; it had an image attached. Say it again—a painting. And it’s beautiful, in and of itself.But personally, I’m in awe of it on another level as well. You see, this is my first week as associate editor for Magazine. This email/image/painting is one of the first things I come across as I begin my new journey.
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11 Ideas for Overcoming Creative Blocks

No More Fear of the Dreaded Blank Canvas!Creative block. Kick it in the shins with 11 ideas for overcoming creative blocks and set your inner artist free once again!1. Do you find a blank canvas or page intimidating? Apply a wash of color across it right away. It doesn’t matter what color — just load your brush and make a stroke.
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A Moment with Mary Whyte

The Fourth in an Artist Daily Exclusive Series:Masters of American Watercolor—Mary WhyteThe Portrait Society of America has announced that Mary Whyteis the 2016 recipient of its Gold Medal. The award is the Society’s highest honor.How did you become interested in watercolor?I first experienced watercolor when I was in a seventh grade after-school art class.
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